The Compassionate Friends

Description of service

Helpline answered by trained bereaved parents who provide emotional support and information to parents, siblings, grandparents and those helping them after the death of a child/children of any age from any cause, no matter how long ago. Phone support can be ongoing, there is no cut-off period. Network of local contacts and support groups across the UK. Forum, leaflets, quarterly journal, postal library, supportive weekends and an annual weekend gathering.

Key Focus

Emotional support to anyone affected by the death of a child

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

Helpline daily 10am-4pm and 7pm-10pm

Area Of Operation

Whole of UK


No charge

Referral Method

Self referral

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